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Service Puppy Named for Fallen Correctional Officer

May 16, 2019
  The newest future service dog to arrive at the Maryland Correctional Institution-Hagerstown is eliciting some tears for more than his cuteness. The black Labrador is   ...Learn more

Outlasting the Beatles, Vietnam and Watergate as a 50-year State Worker

May 14, 2019
When Jumary West started working for the state 50 years ago this month, the Vietnam War was still raging, The Beatles hadn’t broken up   ...Learn more

Corrections Department Seeks to Replace Lost Mill Jobs

May 1, 2019
The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will hold a special Cumberland hiring event this Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, to   ...Learn more

20 Indicted in Prison Smuggling Conspiracy

April 17, 2019
  A federal grand jury has indicted 20 defendants on federal racketeering and related charges at the Maryland Correctional Institute Jessup (MCIJ), including correctional officers,   ...Learn more


March 8, 2019
    In her first job as a parole and probation agent in south Prince George’s County, Martha Danner got “bitten by the bug.” Armed with a   ...Learn more

A New Kind of Prison Gang Initiative

January 31, 2019
    When filmmakers finished using a Jessup Correctional Institution van a few years back, then Security Chief Allen Gang instructed an officer to thoroughly search   ...Learn more

Rutherford Announces $378 Million for Baltimore Prison Treatment Center

January 10, 2019
Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Announces Funding for Opioid Crisis and Substance Use Disorder Services, New Commission Studying Mental and Behavioral Health Hogan Administration Increases Investments   ...Learn more

State Prisons Department Offers Sage Advice to the World

December 11, 2018
  Bill Sage travels the world, from Kosovo to Nigeria, explaining the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services vast intelligence gathering network that   ...Learn more

New Diet Gives Women Inmates ‘Lighter’ Sentence

July 31, 2018
  When Margaret Chippendale took over as warden at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women five years ago, she saw something jarring. “I was running into   ...Learn more

Texting Ability Gets Baltimore Accused to Court, Reduces Crime

May 24, 2018
Baltimore City Pretrial Services has partnered with vendor Code for America to launch ClientComm, a system reducing incarceration by providing texting capabilities between case   ...Learn more